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NEWS in BRIEF #15
26 April 2017
To accelerate progress to end hunger and undernutrition around the world, the News in Brief informs partners on emerging research and innovation, developments in global, regional, and national policies and programs, and timely news and events. Please feel free to share any feedback at IFPRI-Compact2025@cgiar.org.
POLICIES AND PROGRAMS

Multisectoral Nutrition Assessment from Sri Lanka identifies nutritional deficiencies among populations living on tea and rubber estates, an especially disadvantaged group. It provides recommendations to inform policymakers and planners who prepare strategic health policies and plans for estates.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Special issue of Global Food Security highlights lessons of nutrition improvements documented by the Stories of Change initiative in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Senegal, Zambia, and Odisha, India.

Household food expenditure data can predict child growth, according to the Young Lives project based on data from Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam. Food transfers may have a protective effect on household food security and diets of young children during the lean season, finds a study from Malawi.

Small Farms: Stewards of Global Nutrition? Explores the importance of sustainably produced healthy diets to end hunger and malnutrition in Food Matters, a report from the University of Minnesota.

African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development focuses – in a special issue - on biofortification with chapters on nutrition, plant breeding, delivery, building stakeholder support and integrating biofortification into national and regional policies.

Discussion paper on global governance for nutrition identifies actors and networks impacting nutrition agendas globally and recommends what role the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) can play within this landscape.

USAID report reviews five case studies of scaling up pro-poor agricultural innovations through commercial pathways in Bangladesh, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia.
Highlights from this and past Compact2025 News in Briefs, along with other key resources, can be found at the Compact2025 Knowledge & Innovation Hub resources page.
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